APIIT gears for the future with “Hybrid” Applied IT degrees

In this era of “hybrids” where many people are clamouring to purchase their own efficient, result driven and performance oriented hybrid vehicle, it is important to note that APIIT has gained a head start. The Applied Information Technology Degree programmes awarded by Staffordshire University, UK offered by APIIT, gears students to adhere to those same principles of being efficient, result driven and performance oriented. The Applied Information Technology graduate is multi-faceted and dynamic. Their key strengths lie in adapting to any business or IT environment and providing these environments with recommendations that cater to their business needs while applying the most efficient IT solutions. The programme caters to this by providing students with the practical know-how of both business and IT domains.

Applied IT Programmes offered by APIIT
APIIT will be introducing the following programmes in the category of Applied Information Technology, to cater to the needs of students and industry.

  • BSc (Hons) in Business Information Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in Business Computing
  • BSc (Hons) in Database Administration & Management
  • BSc (Hons) in Applied Information Technology

The courses will equip students for a career in virtually any sphere of business or industry that has a need for the efficient and appropriate use of IT in a business context. Recent graduates have gained employment in large organizations, both in management and IT, become website developers, network administrators or even set up their own businesses.

The programme features of APIIT’s Applied IT Degrees
Field visits to companies to observe their processes

Workshops on

  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Soft Skill Development
  • Writing Academic Documents
  • Web Application Development
  • Object Oriented Design

Competitions designed to bring out the entrepreneur in the students while improving their communication skills
Industry participation through career guidance and guest lectures.
Hi- tech computer laboratories at the state- of- the art APIIT City Campus

Throughout the programme, students are taken through a series of projects and assignments that are focused on solving real world problems. These problems involve developing computer based solutions that map to the needs of the business’ stakeholders. It also requires students to provide process engineering solutions and strategic plans to make a business more proactive, effective and efficient while being enabled through IT. Project assignments are coupled with intense focus in nurturing their soft skills. The Applied IT graduate is therefore a business communicator and has not only the skill to communicate effectively but is also able to use IT tools to create communication media that can dazzle any audience.

The qualified and experienced panel of lecturers in the Applied Information Technology programmes of APIIT use innovative and student centric practices to ensure that students are geared to meet the needs of industry and commerce. The faculty of these degree programmes are constantly engaged in research and consultancy, with many of their papers being published in international conferences and journals. The students join the lecturers in conducting such research activities and have been successful in publishing joint research papers with the faculty.

APIIT’s well equipped library with access to digital libraries

Career prospects of Applied IT graduates
The graduates’ career paths follow in areas ranging from business functions to IT functions to IT service provision and they also enjoy a very high employment rate. Graduates can embark on careers in commercial organizations as IT system analysts, business executives or in the technical domains of application development. Typical job areas are Analysts, Application Consultants, Quality Assurance, IT marketing and pre sales, Project Management, Management Trainees, Web Development and also Entrepreneurs offering IT and Business services.

95% of the APIIT’s Applied IT graduates are employed in diverse fields, even before they receive their final results. Having secured jobs faster, the APIIT alumni are a testimony to the success of its programme. Within a short span of 5 years postgraduation, the APIIT alumni are heading large teams of successful businesses, heading organizations, being successful entrepreneurs and also continuing in the path of higher education in various fields, even in software engineering.

With the growth in the IT/ BPO sector during the past few years, and the government’s aim to make this sector the highest export revenue earner by 2015, graduates with IT qualifications are poised for an exciting time ahead. Interestingly enough, those graduates with IT skills and business domain expertise will prove to be a major asset to any organization.

With its strong international relations, global standards and single-minded focus on quality in higher education, APIIT has emerged as the higher education institute of choice to achieve one’s dreams and career goals. APIIT is pleased to invite prospective students and parents to visit the APIIT City Campus at 388, Union Place, Colombo 2 on weekdays from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm and on Saturdays from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm. You may also contact Senani, Yoga, Ruzlie or Erandi at the Admission Office on 2675060 or for further information and assistance.

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